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  • A little low on the work life balance side (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management fed everyone the line of BS that they cared about culture and were taking actions to correct the negative things (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A good experience overall."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good execution, good salary, international team.

    Cons

    Lack of focus, constant change, taking too much risks with huge acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Disoriented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I work as an engineer in DivX San Diego. Over the last one year the changes made in DivX engineering has been outstanding. The team spirit, and coordination has improved.

    Cons

    The overhead of Rovi management is stiffing progress. Every decision has to go through VP's and SVPs not directly attached to the line business. I feel DivX will move with greater alacrity as a business unit consisting of SanDiego & Mainconcept.

    Advice to Management

    Work on the org structure. Give independence to employees. Trust. Decide for yourself whether you are a patent troll or a product company. You can't be both.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Relaxed, Innovative, and generous to employees"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rovi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No micromanagement, great benefits, very good work/life balance

    Cons

    Engineering processes are not evolved, Technical experience among engineers is a little weak and inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    I think most of the negative reviews on here are from when Rovi was acquiring & integrating other companies. I heard it was a horrible time...but everything seems great now.
    Most upper management seems intelligent, balanced, friendly and reasonable. No real advice


  4. Helpful (7)

    "There are too many fake (positive) posts on here"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee In Fear of Her Sanity in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Current Employee In Fear of Her Sanity in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Rovi full-time

    Pros

    At Rovi, there are many talented and smart people. One often gets the opportunity to collaborate with these individuals and through the course of such collaboration, friendships are forged.

    Cons

    Management/HR seems to be posting many positive shill posts on here. It is insulting to current employees and to potential hires. You clearly do not value us if you think the best way to boost a review is to fake reviews. SHAME on you for such unethical behavior.

    Advice to Management

    RESPECT US. Stop faking posts on here. Actually listen to us; figure out what we're saying and act on such suggestions rather than spend money needlessly on HR initiatives and the like. SHAME ON YOU FOR CONDONING UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR (FAKE POSTS)


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was a good place ...DivX"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rovi full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, clear direction, great people to work with. Wonderful culture and great environment.

    Cons

    Profitable divisions, yet layoffs in those divisions. Too many acquisitions = poor morale. Loosing resources yet you are expected to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Product management needs help badly.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Cool friendly people
    Open environment

    Cons

    They give promotions without raises
    Fail to recognize employees who deserve the recognition
    Real disconnect between upper management and lower lever employees.


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